Developer Phoenix Labs has introduced that Dauntless, its free-to-play Monster-Hunter-like action-RPG, will launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC subsequent week, on 21st May.
Dauntless has, after all, been publicly playable for fairly a while now. Phoenix Labs launched its closed alpha again in 2017, and the sport formally entered its open beta part final May.
It’s admittedly been some time since I’ve ventured out to discover Dauntless’ wilds (as a result of Monster Hunter World has type of saved me busy on the behemoth bopping entrance in latest occasions), however my earlier experiences have been typically optimistic.
As with Capcom’s long-running franchise, Dauntless’ focus is on partying up with friends to convey down formidable creatures, and it even includes a comparable loop of farming to accumulate new supplies to craft fancier weapons and tools to tackle harder foes.
It is, nonetheless, a far breezier affair than Monster Hunter, with shorter fights, less complicated fight, and fewer creatures. Those aren’t computerized negatives although; Dauntless continues to be engagingly entertaining, significantly with pals, and maybe extra importantly, is much extra accessible than Capcom’s traditionally impenetrable collection.
As for its free-to-play standing, Dauntless’ micro-transactions have historically focussed on cosmetics enhancements, and there is a Fortnite-style tiered Battle Pass system too. In reality, the sport’s full launch will coincide with the arrival of its fifth Hunt Pass season, which includes a free Basic monitor and a paid Elite monitor with extra unlockable rewards, costing round £8.
Phoenix Labs says launch may also introduce a brand new Mastery system and a “large” marketing campaign rework, with improved questing, crafting, and extra.
Dauntless shall be out there to obtain on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC come 21st May – however do word that it is restricted to the Epic Games Store on PC. Versions for Switch and cellular units are deliberate to launch at a later date.